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Vitamins may help in treating brain injury

Brain injury can unfortunately cause people in New York to suffer symptoms such as seizures or concentration problems. There currently is no known cure for traumatic brain injuries. However, researchers recently said that vitamins might actually play a role in the treatment of a traumatic brain injury.

The human brain is typically well protected. However, when the head is jarred, the brain tissue slams against the skull. This event can be likened to what happens with an egg when it is shaken. The shell might remain intact, but the yolk, symbolizing the brain, ends up being displaced.

Researchers said that nutrients, vitamins and minerals might supplement other traumatic brain injury therapies. Specific vitamins that have been reviewed include vitamins C, D and E. Scientists have also called attention to the potential of herbal medicines and flavonoids in treating brain injury. Flavonoids, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and nicotinamide appear to offer the greatest promise due to their various properties. For instance, magnesium appears to reduce excitotoxicity, while flavonoids feature strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Traumatic brain injury can cause problems such as cell death, neuroinflammation, edema, oxidative stress and excitotoxicity. A person in the state of New York who suffers potentially life-changing brain injuries as a result of another person's negligence has the right to file a personal injury claim against the other party, seeking the reimbursement of monetary damages stemming from the incident. A damage award may help the brain injury victim to cover his or her ongoing medical costs and other injury-related expenses.

Source: pharmacytimes.com, "4 Ways Vitamins Could Help Treat Traumatic Brain Injury", Jeannette Y. Wick, May 31, 2016

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